Alberto Lievore graduated as an architect from the University of Buenos Aires whereafter he moved to Barcelona in 1976. Together with Jorge Pensi, he created the SIDI platform to enhance the value of Spanish design. In 1989 Lievore started collaborating with German designer Jeanette Altherr and two years later the two founded the design studio Lievore Altherr Molina together with Spanish designer Manel Molina in Barcelona. In 2016 the studio evolved into Lievore + Altherr Désile Park that works with product design and development, as well as strategic consulting, art direction and architecture for companies such as Arper, Andreu World, Vibia and North.
The studio Lievore + Altherr has been recognized over the years with prestigious national and international awards. To name a few: Premio Nacional de Diseño (1999), Iconic Awards (2015), iF Gold Award (2015), ADI Index (2015) and Compasso d’Oro (2016).The Catifa chair series is the internationally most well-known design made by Lievore Altherr Molina for Italian company Arper in 2003. With the Catifa chair Lievore Altherr Molina introduced a double-colored plastic seat shell, which came to be widespread on the market.